product management

Lessons from Four Brilliant Product Features

Lessons from Four Brilliant Product Features

The ability to interpret what the market is telling you, spot new opportunities and then capitalize on them is what makes any business successful. Software people can and do learn much by studying the design of everyday things (to borrow the title of another wonderful book). The reverse is also true. 

 

Keep Calm and Treat Outliers with Care

Keep Calm and Treat Outliers with Care

Outliers -- observations that are few in number but disproportionately affect your analysis -- can create headaches when we face time pressure to make decisions. Maybe it’s the lone beta tester who gives you brutal feedback about a product feature that you no longer have time to change. Or maybe it’s the tiny new cluster of data points that make your pretty financial model all of sudden look hideous. Whatever form they take, outlier observations force us to make critical decisions about how much we should weigh their significance...